Why You Need an Immigration Solicitor?
With all the advice that is available on the internet these days, you may be wondering why there is still a need to use immigration specialists. It is always best to follow the advice of qualified practitioners who have studied the law and have experience in the field dealing with issues just like yours on an almost daily basis. It is this knowledge and experience that means you get great value when you deal with a fully qualified immigration solicitor. Having a fully qualified immigration solicitor take care of your case ensures that your application will be made perfectly and without errors, this means your chances of refusal are lowered significantly. As specialist immigration solicitors we are qualified to help you, we are knowledgeable and experienced and have worked with many clients such as yourself and helped them to get the resolution to their visa issues. If you want to discuss your needs then do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any questions or would like to talk to us about our services further then please give us a call.
What We Are Expert At
Our Nowsheen Farhan is admitted as a Notary in Scotland. We can help you with the following:
Statutory declarations are commonly used to allow a person to affirm something to be true for the purposes of satisfying some legal requirement.
An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by a person under an oath or affirmation administered by a Solicitor.
- Certification of Documents
Being Solicitors, we can certify copy of a document as true copy of the original.
- Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a written authorisation to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter.
- Change of Name Deed
A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name.
- Sponsorship Declarations
Sponsorship Declaration is a document whereby the UK sponsor will declare that he/she intends to sponsor the applicant for the UK visa.
In line with the transparency guidance issued by the Law Society of Scotland, Farhan & Co. is proud to publish the following information about typical costs for various categories of consumer immigration work, with the aim of helping the public make informed choices about who to instruct.
Why should you instruct Farhan & Co?
If you are considering instructing us, then we would highlight that we offer a high quality, personal service, in a relaxed atmosphere. Nowsheen Farhan has substantial experience dealing with a variety of immigration cases and appeals which she has successfully pursued from beginning to end. Being a small private firm, we can offer you a more tailored and personal service. We promise to deal with your case in a professional, efficient and competent manner. Our aim is to ensure that your immigration matters are solved with minimal delay and stress. Our ethos is to provide exceptional and professional service at a reasonable price. We understand the pressures facing families, businesses, and entrepreneurs today and have set our fees accordingly. We believe that our price list represents good value given our experience; quality of service; speed and efficiency; reliability; and success rate.
The following sets out a list of our costs. Please note this list is indicative, and cost will always be determined following an examination of your individual circumstances.
One-off consultation costs
We offer a consultation session of up to 60 minutes based at a cost of £55.00. These consultations can either be conducted face-to-face; via telephone; or via zoom/ FaceTime/ skype/ WeChat etc.
Our consultation option does not include any written advice or follow up queries. However, should you book an initial consultation with us, and thereafter decide to instruct us to assist with a substantive piece of work relating to your initial enquiry, then the consultation cost will be discounted from your overall fixed fee cost.
Our costs take into account matters such as complexity, urgency, immigration history and personal circumstances. All costs will be properly explained to you prior to proceeding.
Estimated Prices for Immigration applications
Estimated price range covers both initial application and extension – please contact for more specific detail.
Where there are additional family members applying at the same time, we may be able to offer a reduced cost for these additional applications.
Please note that VAT may not be payable in certain cases.
Application for a partner / spouse/ child – fees range between £650 to £1200 plus vat
Entry clearance application for an adult dependent relative or child – fees range between £1000 to £1500 plus vat
Visitor visa – fees range between £400 to £1000 plus vat
Application for Settlement (family or long residence) – fees range between £750 to £2000 plus vat
Application for Settlement (Investor or work routes) – fees range between £750 to £2000 plus vat
Application for Settlement (following 5 years’ status as a refugee) – £500 plus vat
Naturalisation or registration as a British citizen – fees range between £650 to £1000 plus vat
Start-up/ Innovator (Tier 1) – fees range between £1000 – £2000 plus vat
Global Talent (Tier 1)– fees range between £1000 – £2000 plus vat
Investor (Tier 1) – fees range between £1000 – £2000 plus vat
Skilled worker (Tier 2) – fees range between £650 – £1200 plus vat
Student (Tier 4) – fees range between £650 – £950 plus vat
Temporary worker (Tier 5) – fees range between £750 – £1000 plus vat
British National Overseas Visa (BNO) – fees range between £750 – £1500 plus vat
EU Visas – fees range between £500 – £1500 plus vat
EU settled status visas – fees range between £250 – £750 plus vat
For agency representation please contact us directly to discuss costs
Representation at a First Tier Tribunal appeal – fees range between £950.00 to £1500 plus vat (one witness – there may be additional costs where there are several witnesses)
Representation at Upper Tribunal appeal – fees range between £500 to £1500 plus vat
Representation at Bail hearing before the First Tier Tribunal – fees range between £250 to £500 plus vat
Drafting grounds of appeal to either FTT or UT – fees range between £250 to £1000 plus vat
Travel Document – fees range between £250 to £500 plus vat
Notarisation of documents – £30 plus vat per document
Affidavit for immigration cases – fees range between £150 – £350 plus vat (depending on length and complexity)
Procedure for instruction
During an initial client meeting, you will be provided with an overview of the work required in your case, as well as a breakdown on the pricing structure. If you decide to proceed, we will then set out a projected timeline for completion of the instructed work and will request a payment on account for some of the legal costs we have estimated. Please remember that 3rd party organisations like the Home Office can be unpredictable in their decision/ response times.
Normal procedure is 50% payment to account at the start of the case, with the remaining balance payable prior to the final work being completed.
Discussing your circumstances in detail and confirming whether this is the most appropriate application for you to make and what other options may be available to you
Giving you advice about the requirements of the Immigration Rules and whether you meet the criteria;
If you do not fulfil certain criteria, whether this can be overcome and how
considering the supporting evidence provided;
Preparing your application and detailed covering representations, and where relevant submitting it on your behalf;
Providing you with advice about the outcome of the application and any further steps you need to take;
All consultations; collating and reviewing of evidence; and correspondence with you and relevant 3rd parties as agreed at the outset of your case.
Please note that the detailed work included within the above costs will clearly be set out to you after the initial meeting. If there is additional work incurred outside of the agreed schedule, then you may be liable for additional fees. This will clearly be explained to you at the start of your case, and is also set out in our client engagement letter.
All costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as visa fees, interpreter fees, court fees, medical and other expert reports. We will always provide you with a quote for such services before incurring costs on your behalf.
Any Home Office fees for making the application. You will pay this to the Home Office directly as part of the application process.
Full details of the above are contained in more detail within our terms of business.